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Paperback Splat! The Tale of a Colorful Cat: This One 'N That One Book

ISBN: 0698119215

ISBN13: 9780698119215

Splat! The Tale of a Colorful Cat: This One 'N That One

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Book Overview

Based on Jane Seymour and James Keach's own twin sons, this series about two adventurous kittens is full of laughter and love. Full color.

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5 ratings

Funny,cute, and entertaining

I thought this book was so funny, so did my four year old. It shows how literal children really are. It is such a cute little story about dads and their children. It is a tale of "Cute, but, Clueless." You know how Dads are....they try hard and mean well...but sometimes just don't get it.My husband thought it was hilarious. I have her other book, and it is cute too.I read a prior review on here that gave it a poor rating because it lacked a plot and substance...All I have to say to that is... this is a young childrens book! Give me a break. Let them laugh and enjoy. They'll have the rest of their life to learn Shakespeare ,Dickens, etc.

This was a very entertaining book.

The title Splat! The Tale of a Colorful Cat will grab anyone's attention. The story's plot and colorful pictures will keep it from beginning to end. The story starts out describing how the father cat is going to spend the day alone taking care of his twin kittens. In the rest of the story, the authors describe the struggles that the father goes through during the day. Some examples: the father cat couldn't get the kittens dressed, made a mess out of the kitchen, and ended up getting covered in paint by the kittens. This book shows kids between 4 and 8 believe that what moms and dads say is always true. Kids also take what parents or adults say literally. Authors Jane Seymour and James Keach show how kids take what parents say literally toward the end of the book, when the father cat tells This One and That One (the twin kittens) to paint him, but not to get any paint on themselves or the floor. The two kittens literally end up painting their dad from head to toe with bright colorful paints. Throughout the whole book, the authors refer to the two kittens with the names This One and That One instead of real names. Seymour came up with the idea of calling the twin kittens This One and That One when she was pregnant with her twins. Seymour and her husband referred to their twins as This One and That One before they were born. This grabs your attention while reading the book, not only because it is odd, but also because This One and That One are in bold print and stand out in the text throughout the whole book. The font isn't the only thing that grabs your attention. The illustrator, Geoffrey Planer, does a great job with using bright and bold colors, which is a great way to keep the attention of children between the ages of 4-8 while they read the story. There are also a lot of pictures on each page that help the reader to better visualize what the story is trying to get across. Overall, the illustrator does a terrific job of keeping a child interested in what might be in the next picture. This story is one that children will love. The story's plot and colorful pictures will keep their interest from beginning to end. Kids will want to hear it over and over again just to get a chance to take a look at the colorful pictures throughout the book. -Lindy Davison

An adorable story about two cats, who misunderstand things!

Jane Seymour and James Keach have put their wonderful minds together and created a wonderful story for the people who are young at heart. I'm 14 and love this book! The illustrations are great, beautifully matched with the words! Anyone young at heart, this is for you.

A delight that children will ask you to read over and over!

This One and That One are two kittens left home on a Sunday morning with their father as Lady Jane goes shopping. Father has to feed and entertain the two kittens until lunch time. But This One and That One are not easy to take care of. ***A delight that children will love and ask you to read over and over to them. I enjoyed it very much and will be reading it to my child for years to come.***

A reminder of how literally children take everything we say.

My boys (ages 3 and 5) were quick to say that We don't get paint on Dad, but I told them that sometimes kittens misinterpret what adults mean. As you read the story, you can see the direction it's going. And how typical for two kittens to say that Mom lets us do it (that's our first clue that something isn't quite right here). A cute, funny story that reminds us that you should never fall asleep when you have two kittens on the loose! Like "Yum," my boys giggled the whole time I was reading this to them.I've been looking for something new for my nieces for Christmas. These books may be just the thing.
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